Revit MEP

Course ID:               GIPM0720
Course Duration:   30 Hours / 30 PDU

What is Revit MEP?

Autodesk Revit MEP is building information modeling (BIM) software created by Autodesk for professionals who engage in MEP engineering. MEP stands for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing, which are the three engineering disciplines that Revit MEP addresses. By utilizing BIM as opposed to computer-aided drafting (CAD), Revit MEP is able to leverage dynamic information in intelligent models  allowing complex building systems to be accurately designed and documented in a shorter amount of time. Each intelligent model created with Revit MEP represents an entire project and is stored in a single database file. This allows changes made in one part of the model to be automatically propagated to other parts of the model, thus enhancing the workflow for Revit MEP users.

What are the benefits of using Revit MEP?

Individuals who currently work in or are pursuing careers in the mechanical, electrical, or plumbing engineering fields will discover many benefits of using Revit MEP. The BIM workflow offered by Revit MEP not only maximizes productivity but also helps to streamline your design and documentation workflows; speeding projects from design to completion while automating updates across your model with a single design change. Autodesk Revit MEP offers many other tools and features that can enhance productivity such as Building Performance Analysis, Autodesk 360 Integration, Construction Documentation, Pressure and Flow Calculations, Pressure Loss Reports, Parametric Components, and much more.

Course Outline:

  • GETTING STARTED: 

User interface, Ribbon, QAT, Application Menu, Drawing Area, View Control Bar, Navigation Toolbar, and more.

  • MANAGING APPLICATION SETTINGS:

 Managing User Interface, File and Template Locations, Place List, Keyboard Shortcuts, and Temporary Display Settings.

  • COMPONENTS AND FAMILIES: 

Understanding, Placing, Loading, Finding, and Editing Families.

  • MANAGING MODELING SETTINGS: 

Model and Drafting Patterns, Materials, Line Styles, Line Weights, Line Patterns, Halftone and Underlay Settings 

  • MODIFICATION AND REPORTING: 

Select, Move, Copy, Rotate, Array, Scale, Mirror, Flip, Copy and Paste, Split, Match Type, Align, Trim, Offset, Pin, Delete, Measure and Dimension, IDS, Warnings, Coordinates.

  • DATUMS: 

Levels, Grids, Extents, Scope boxes, Workplaces, Reference Planes, Snap Increments, 3D Aids.

  • HVAC AIRSIDE:

Workflow, Adding Equipment, Placing Air Terminals, Creating Duct Systems, Modeling Ductwork, Placing Duct Placeholders, Defining Duct Routing Preferences, Generating Duct Layouts, Sizing Ductwork, Adding Duct Accessories, Modifying Ductwork and Fittings, Adding Duct Insulation, Analyzing Duct Systems, Checking Duct Systems, Creating Duct Pressure Loss Reports, Understanding Scheduling and Tags.

  • GENERAL PIPING: 

Modeling Piping, Placing Placeholders, Defining Routing Preferences, Adding Accessories, Modifying Piping and Fittings, Adding Insulation, Creating Parallel Pipes, Modeling Sloped Pipe.

  • HVAC PIPING: 

Understanding Workflow, Creating Systems, Generating Layouts, Sizing Pipes, Analyzing Systems, Checking Piping Systems, Creating Pipe Pressure Loss Reports, Understanding Tags.

  • PLUMBING: 

Understanding Workflow, Adding Plumbing Fixtures, Using Copy/Monitor for Fixtures, Placing Connectors, Creating Systems, Creating Piping System Types, Components, Laying out Systems, Creating Risers and Under floor Views, Scheduling and Tags.

  • ELECTRICAL:

Specifying Demand Factors and Load Classifications. Modeling Cable Trays, Modeling Conduit, Creating Parallel Conduits, Adding Electrical Devices, Creating Low Voltage Systems.

  • POWER: 

Workflow, Adding Electrical Equipment, Placing Electrical Fixtures, Creating Circuits, Wiring Circuits, Connecting Mechanical Equipment and Other Power Loads, Checking Circuits, Creating Panel Schedules.

  • LIGHTING: 

Workflow, Understanding Lighting Fixtures and Photometric Data, Placing Lighting Fixtures, Using Copy/Monitor, Adding Switches, Creating a Switch System, and Powering Lighting Systems, Analyzing Lighting Systems, Understanding Lighting Schedules and Tags.

  • DIMENSIONS AND CONSTRAINTS: 

Temporary, Permanent, Overrides, Modification, Locking, Constraints, Units, Spot Elevation, Spot Coordinates, and Spot Slopes.

  • ANNOTATIONS: 

Texts, Symbols, Spelling, Type Properties, Keynotes, Keynote Legends, Note Blocks Legends, Arrowheads, Span Direction Symbols, 3D Annotations.

  • SCHEDULES AND TAGS: 

Working with Tags (Category, Room and Area), Scheduling: Filter, Sort/Group, Fields, Formatting, Appearance, Material Takeoffs, Calculated Values, Room and Area Schedules, View Lists, Exporting and Importing Schedules. 

  • VIEW GRAPHICS: 

Visual Styles, Scale and Detail Level, Plan View Range, View Templates, View Types, Object Styles, Overrides, Filter Overrides, Crop Regions, Annotation Crop Regions, Coarse Scale Patterns.

  • VIEWS AND SHEETS: 

Plan Views, Plan Regions, Elevation Views, Elevation Symbol, Section Views, Callouts, Drafting Views, Reference Views, View Discipline, Duplicating, Match Lines and View References, Sheets, Guide Grid, Schedules on Sheets, Sheet List and Placeholder List, Custom Titleblocks, Key Plans, Sheet Issues and Revisions, Revision Clouds and Tags, Supplemental Drawings, Viewports, Inserting from Files.

  • PRINTING AND PUBLISHING: 

Settings, Printing to PDF and to Buzzsaw.

  • FAMILY CREATION: 

Family Creation, Family Editor, Form Creation, (Extrusions, Blends, and ...), Family Types, Hosted Families.

Who should attend?

This course is mainly intended for MEP Engineers or MEP Draftsmen who are new to the concept of BIM (Building Information Modeling) in general and Revit MEP in particular. Other professionals who have some basic modeling understanding may also attend if they wish to firmly grasp the essential concepts of Revit MEP.

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